News

Man fails to show for sentencing

A MAN found guilty of attempting to avoid arrest by threatening police with scissors and a knife last year failed to show for sentencing yesterday.

Tweed Heads Local Court said Mark Anthony Gillon, 37, was unable to be sentenced and a warrant had now been issued for his arrest.

Inspector Greg Jago said he had no further details about Gillon's disappearance.

Gillon last appeared in court on May 16 where he was found guilty on a string of offences, including three counts of assaulting police, using a weapon to avoid apprehension and two counts of possessing prohibited drugs as well as two outstanding warrants.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charges and disputed most of the prosecution's evidence.

Magistrate Michael Dakin had adjourned the case for sentencing yesterday.

The charges relate to an incident at a Wommin Bay Rd address, Chinderah, last June.

 

HAVE YOU SEEN GILLON?

Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. The above sketch was created of Gillon as he sat in the dock this month.

For more on Crime Stoppers, check out its website.



Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Calm weather with up to two-metre swells at Tweed

Waves might look like this.

Surf conditions for the beach this weekend.

Feast of street food trucks into Harbour

FEAST FOR FOODIES: Mat Whalley, Kat Creasey, Chico Green and Trevor Braga from Food Kartel and Destination Tweed CEO Bill Tatchell are looking forward to the Tweed Food Truck Extravaganza.

Food Trucks will descend on Tweed Heads for a street food fiesta

Upmarket beach townhouse

Real Estate: 4/45 Kingscliff Street, Kingscliff NSW.

Take a look inside this stylish Kingscliff townhouse conversion

Latest deals and offers


British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

Broncos prepare for Sharks

Defensive training session at the Broncos

Tough defensive session in preparation for Sharks game.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances